The team Astana communicated this Monday that it provisionally reinstates the Colombian cyclist Miguel Ángel ‘Supermán’ López, who will return to his established racing plan to participate from this Tuesday in the Vuelta a Burgos and in the Vuelta a España, which will begin next day 19
“Based on the information received, the Astana Qazaqstan team was informed that, in the absence of any finding by the Spanish authorities or the UCIwas not in a position to continue the suspension or deprive the broker of his contractual rights,” he said in a statement.
In it, he confirmed that the cyclist is provisionally rejoining the team and this Tuesday will take the exit in the Burgos roundwhich will begin with a first stage of 157 kilometers and will end next Saturday the 6th.
On the 19th he will do the same in the Vuelta, which will start from Utrecht (The Netherlands) and will end on September 11 in Madrid.
“The Astana Qazaqstan team has transmitted all the information received to the International Testing Agency which is in charge of anti-doping investigations on behalf of the UCI. The team will closely monitor the situation and will not hesitate to take decisive action depending on the evolution of the situation. the situation”, added the formation.
‘Supermán’ López was suspended by Astana on July 22, after the news that he had been interrogated by the Spanish police regarding an investigation that follows the court number 4 of Cáceres for drug traffickingwhich includes the professor at the University of Extremadura Marcos Maynar, who years ago was accused of administering doping substances to athletes.
Although investigative sources initially reported that the cyclist was being investigated, the Civil Guard later confirmed that he had simply registered the luggage of ‘Supermán’ López at the Madrid airport in a routine control and had not found anything suspicious.
The cyclist He “flatly denied having a relationship/participation in any criminal act regarding the distribution of unauthorized medicines or any other product referred to in the news published yesterday”, through a statement from his lawyers sent to EFE.